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Pandemic Impacts for Indigenous Children and Youth Within Canada: An Ethical Analysis

2021

Pandemic Impacts for Indigenous Children and Youth Within Canada: An Ethical Analysis

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In response to new and exacerbated challenges imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic, Indigenous children and youth in Canada have developed innovative and holistic solutions to amplify their voices, continue cultural engagement, and combat social isolation for themselves and their communities as a whole. In this analysis, we have selected three Indigenous philosophical tenets as an ethical orientation for discussion of how the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting the wellbeing of Indigenous young people. The guiding values of interconnected relationships, holism, and Indigenous-informed restorative justice help us interpret existing pandemic-specific literature and identify, define and prioritize considerations of child and youth wellbeing from an Indigenous-centred worldview. This analysis can (a) help inform future pandemic measures affecting Indigenous young people and (b) foster similar considerations for Indigenous communities in other regions of the world.

Heck, C., Eaker, M., Cobos, S., Campbell, S., & Carnevale, F. A. (2021). Pandemic Impacts for Indigenous Children and Youth Within Canada: An Ethical Analysis. YOUNG, 29(4), 381-398. https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/11033088211032791

 

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